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Published by Baron Schwartz on Jul 1, 2014 4:11:00 AM

Composition Instead of Inheritance in Go

Looking back, I find object-oriented programming in languages like Java and C++ to be incredibly confusing. There are so many special rules and things to know. By contrast, Go gives me tools for everything I want to do, and it’s so simple and explicit.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Dec 9, 2013 4:20:00 AM

Analysis of PayPal's Node-vs-Java benchmarks

I was interested in the data shown in PayPal’s blog post on switching from Java to Node.js, for two reasons. First, at a glance both sets of benchmark data looked very clean and fittable to the Universal Scalability Law to assess where the bottlenecks lie. Second, stepping back and taking a broader view of the blog post and the supporting benchmarks shows immediately that either something is very wrong, or we’re not hearing the whole story.

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